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Culture Punch: reforming the videogames industry
Wednesday, 17 April 2019 17:16

Culture Punch: reforming the videogames industry

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Paul V. Tims looks at the games industry from a socialist perspective It probably won’t surprise my regular readers to learn that I love videogames. What better way to escape the turgid, late-capitalist nightmare-world we all inhabit than by stepping into an entire other life where you’re an infinitely-customisable mass…
Killing the FA Cup by the pound
Sunday, 09 December 2018 21:56

Killing the FA Cup by the pound

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Martin Cloake criticises the power of TV money over football, and the failure of governance arrangements to protect the integrity of the game. Tranmere Rovers or Southport, will play, Tottenham Hotspur. It’s the kind of draw that makes the FA Cup third round special. League Two or National League North…
Le Maillot Gallois: Tour de France 2018
K2_PUBLISHED_ON Tuesday, 31 July 2018 08:17

Le Maillot Gallois: Tour de France 2018

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C’est magnifique, Geraint! declares cycling fan Mark Perryman, and calls on Labour to develop a socialist culture policy to encourage popular, grassroots cycling. Britain took 109 years to achieve its very first Tour de France winner in 2012. And now we can hardly stop winning it, with the single exception of Italy’s…
Fields of Play
K2_PUBLISHED_ON Wednesday, 11 July 2018 08:07

Fields of Play

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As England prepare for their first World Cup semi-final for 28 years, Mark Perryman joins the dots between pitches and politics and makes a practical suggestion to the Labour Party about developing a 'football for all'. It seems like almost yesterday that ‘Football’s Coming Home’ became England’s national anthem, an…
Here we go, here we go......again: the cultural struggle in football over Englishness
K2_PUBLISHED_ON Friday, 06 July 2018 08:54

Here we go, here we go......again: the cultural struggle in football over Englishness

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Philosophy Football’s Mark Perryman dares to hope for victory for an ethnically diverse, working-class England team, and for a progressive outcome to the cultural struggle against a xenophobic, racist populism. The England team's success so far offers an entertaining, enjoyable metaphor for a more co-operative, collective approach to life  –…
Will England’s World Cup success embolden nationalist Brexiteers? You better believe it......
K2_PUBLISHED_ON Wednesday, 04 July 2018 19:21

Will England’s World Cup success embolden nationalist Brexiteers? You better believe it......

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Stuart Cartland responds to Mark Perryman's article with a more cautious assessment of the potential for extracting progressive cultural meanings from the success of the England team. As much as I want to believe in the positive force of seeing a strong and unified young multicultural English team do well…
England expects........the World Cup, anti-racism, and Corbyn's Labour Party
Tuesday, 03 July 2018 07:00

England expects........the World Cup, anti-racism, and Corbyn's Labour Party

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As England prepare to take on Colombia tonight, Philosophy Football’s Mark Perryman outlines what we can look forward to. He discusses the potential of modern football for communicating anti-racist messages, and offers some advice to Jeremy Corbyn's Labour Party about developing a cultural struggle to run alongside the labour movement's political…
Willie Young’s elbows have been sawn off
Saturday, 14 April 2018 17:53

Willie Young’s elbows have been sawn off

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Willie Young’s elbows have been sawn off by Martin Hayes 12 years old and out the station onto Gillespie Road it’s only 40 minutes before kick-off and no tickets in our pockets yetbut that was how it was back then you didn’t need to have saved for over 5 months…
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